During the summer travel season it can be hard to leave pets at home. But instead of having Fido miss out on a fun vacation, many animal lovers choose to bring their pets on the trip. How can you make sure your furry companion is safe and happy on the way to your destination? Ross Reynolds gets travel tips for pet owners from Dr. Karen Hoffman, a veterinarian at Maple Leaf Pet Corner.
Have you ever had to deal with a difficult, noisy neighbor – but you don’t want to call the cops? Maybe what they’re doing is not so clearly illegal, but it is making your blood boil. There’s an alternative you may not have considered: dispute resolution. Julia A. Gold is board president of the King County Dispute Resolution Center and can be reached at 206.443.9603. She talks to Ross Reynolds about how to settle a fight without going to court.
Mayoral Candidate Joey Gray Seattle mayoral candidate Joey Gray joins Weekday to discuss the issues she feels are important to the city ahead of the August primary.
Reaction To The Zimmerman Trial Over the weekend a jury of six found George Zimmerman not guilty of second degree murder and the lesser charge of manslaughter in the shooting of 17-year old Trayvon Martin. Protests erupted around the country following the verdict, including a rally of at least 400 people in Seattle’s Westlake center. The incident and subsequent trial touched a nerve with the American public, igniting a debate about race relations in America. Jerry Large wrote about the Zimmerman trial in his Seattle Times column, he explains what the verdict says about the race conversation.
Growing Old With Pleasure Maybe youth isn’t wasted on the young. Maybe growing old has its own deep and rich rewards. Wendy Lustbader wrote "Life Gets Better: The Unexpected Pleasure of Growing Old.”
The Interfaith Amigos On 13 Years Of Interfaith Dialogue The Interfaith Amigos have been engaging in religious dialogue for 13 years now. Imam Jamal Rahman, Rabbi Ted Falcon and Pastor Don Mackenzie discuss what they’ve learned throughout their years of discussion. They explain the issues that stand in the way and the lessons they’ve learned that make interfaith conversation more effective.
News From D.C. We preview the week ahead in Washington, D.C., with Jill Jackson, Capitol Hill Producer for CBS News.
Mayoral Candidate Ed Murray Seattle Mayoral candidate Ed Murray joins Weekday to discuss the issues he feels are important to the city ahead of the August primary.
Eating Wild With Jo Robinson Eating healthy isn’t really as simple as eat your fruits and veggies. Author and investigative journalist Jo Robinson examines the nutrients in our fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs and dairy products. Jo explains how we can get the most benefits from our food in her book “Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health.”
When science fiction author and casual prophet Isaac Asimov wrote about his visit to the World’s Fair in New York in 1964, he imagined what the world would be like in 50 years. Almost 50 years later he seems to have gotten a few things right: “Robots will neither be common nor very good in 2014, but they will be in existence. The IBM exhibit at the present fair has no robots but it is dedicated to computers, which are shown in all their amazing complexity, notably in the task of translating Russian into English.”
Jaron Lanier is a pioneer in virtual reality and the Internet. But in recent years he’s become more and more skeptical of the promises of the Web. Ross Reynolds talks to Jaron Lanier about his new book, "Who Owns the Future."
Your Take On The News It’s Friday—time to talk over the week’s news. Sen. Rodney Tom wants to fine legislators for going over the regular session time. He believes $250 a day will motivate lawmakers to accomplish what they need to without special sessions.
Seattle's Mayoral race is well underway as we get closer to the August primary. According to a report from King County Elections, small and older turnout is predicted for the election. After 30 years David Boardman, the executive editor of The Seattle Times is leaving the paper for a new job as the dean of the School of Media and Communication at Temple University in Philadelphia. Our journalist roundtable talks Boardman's legacy and the rest of the week's news. What stories caught your attention? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examining The King County Sheriff's Office KUOW's Amy Radill explains what the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight report says about a 2012 officer-involved shooting in Auburn.
Science News Luke Timmerman, national biotech editor for Xconomy brings us the latest news in biotechnology.
Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe International and national soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe discusses her career on the US Women's soccer team and now the Seattle Reign FC. The local team plays a home game this Sunday at Starfire Sports Complex.
Bullying isn’t new, but the internet and social media have morphed it into something much more sinister. It’s too easy to post a cruel message or photo without considering the consequences. Emily Bazelon talks about the devastating consequences of bullying, as well as what parents and educators can do to promote empathy and understanding. She spoke with Dan Savage at Town Hall on April 29.
In Cairo, there's a second revolution happening. A revolution in street art. The city's blank walls have given room for people to vent their frustration with everyone from the deposed leader Mohammed Morsi to the military, whose popular takeover has brought yet another flavor of indiscriminate violence. The complexity of the Egyptian situation is reflected in its graffiti, where ancient hieroglyphic pharaoh motifs find new meaning as inspirational symbols for ordinary people.
Today, we aired an interview with blogger Soraya Morayef, who tracks Egyptian graffiti on her blog.
School is out for the summer and for many students, teachers are the last thing on their minds. But today on The Conversation, we’re celebrating teachers that made a difference in your life. Ross Reynolds takes your calls.
The Olympia-based Freedom Foundation has filed records requests with four Washington state agencies asking for employee emails and other records containing certain words, including “tea party,” “Catholic,” “Mormon” and “redneck.” Why? Ross Reynolds talks with Glen Morgan, the property rights director with the Freedom Foundation.
Zombies. The walking dead. The slow moving but inescapable pop culture phenomenon. Even on The Conversation we’ve discussed zombies. We had on Max Brooks, author of "World War Z," now a movie in theaters with Brad Pitt. There are zombie survival guides, books about economic policy with zombies, and even "Pride and Prejudice" with zombies. We seem to be fascinated by the idea of the moving, the living dead.
Well folks, I am not sure if this is good or bad news, but I am afraid zombies are real. At least kind of. Ross Reynolds talks with professor of entomology David Hughes about parasites that can infect animals and change their behaviors, including an estimated 14 percent of Americans.
Congressional inaction results in higher student loan interest payments. It will cost the average student $2,600. Ross Reynolds talks with Megan Davis, the senior associate director of University of Washington's Office of Student Financial Aid about what this will mean for students at the University of Washington.